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Does that sound like your kitchen? Then ask yourself these questions to redesign a Beautifully Wonderful and Delightful Kitchen for the next Holiday Season. Although your kitchen made it through Thanksgiving, it’s time for those Hanukkah Latkes, followed by the Christmas Goose, Kwanzaa Mazoa, and many more of your family’s traditional holiday favorites.  It seems…read more

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Follow these simple 9 steps to an easy worry free bath remodel Find your Design Style What do you want your new bathroom to look like, traditional or more contemporary? What specific elements do you like, mosaic tile, antique brass fixtures, or maybe a free standing vanity? Creating an idea book on Houzz.com (free membership) is…read more

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Don’t rip your hair out, let Merrick’s Handyman team help you get organized this season. Starting with this list! 1. Give your entry a face lift Replace your front door. It’s the first thing your guests see and a new door will help to keep out the winter drafts. An added bonus, replacing your entry…read more

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Be Sneaky!   Contact a licensed reputable Design Build team, like Merrick Design and Build, Inc., via email or telephone. Meet with your design team during regular business hours 9-5, Monday through Friday. At this time your family should be conveniently occupied with other activities.   Develop a plan! This will be easier than it…read more

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Occasionally homeowners change their minds and sometimes Designers make mistakes. After all, each of us is human! But when that happens, Merrick is usually left with an extra fixture. They clutter up our warehouse and dig into our cash flow. So bi-annually we donate these items to Community Forklift, a local non-profit organization that helps to recycle construction…read more

Design Trends

A Detailed Guide to Kitchen Cabinets by: Addie Merrick-Phang If you are looking into a kitchen remodel you may have done one of two things; scanned through ideas on the internet or visited a cabinet showroom. More than likely you have encountered fancy terms that are challenging to comprehend. Who has ever heard of a European…read more

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It is All About the Work Zones! by Addie Merrick-Phang    The standard in kitchen planning has been “The Triangle” for decades, and it has served us well! Keeping the placement of the fridge, sink and cook top just a pivot away has cut down on foot traffic in kitchens without most chefs even realizing…read more

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What you need to review with your Contractor before construction begins by Addie Merrick-Phang   A remodel can, at the very least, be stressful. At its worst it can be a complete nightmare but there’s good news, it does not have to be! Having open communication with your contractor from the very start will eliminate…read more

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A 1920 DC Bungalow Before and After By, Addie Merrick-Phang   Not everyone is dying to take on a fixer upper, but Jarid’s 1920’s Bungalow in NW DC wasn’t just any old house. This home had been passed down from generation to generation. His childhood memories centered around the home and he wanted his children…read more

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“The Highs and Lows of the 3 Most Popular DIY projects for your Remodel” DIY, or Do-It-Yourself, is a popular approach that is sweeping the renovating industry. Like most things, DIY projects have their positive highs and the negative lows. The DIY trend is motivating and encouraging many homeowners to take action and improve their…read more